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Maha Kumbh devotees thrown corona safety measures in to air

‘Shahi Snan’ is a ritual part of the ongoing Maha Kumbh, which is held once every 12 years at each of India’s four river-bank pilgrimage sites.   Devotees at Har Ki Pauri in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar on Sunday. Haridwar in Uttarakhand reported 372 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday less than 24 hours before the second Read More…

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In pursuit BMJ report of increase in efficacy Centre amends 2nd dose time interval to 8 weeks

The government has increased the time interval between the two doses of Covishield the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, being manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India from four-six weeks to four-eight weeks in view of the “emerging scientific evidence”.   The recommendation came from the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, which revised its view Read More…

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Covaxin joins ‘clinical trial mode’ label free vaccination club

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, will no longer have to carry the ‘clinical trial mode’ label.  The ‘clinical trial mode’ label meant that the manufacturer of Covaxin, Bharat Biotech had to seek informed consent before administering its vaccine to those eligible for the government’s ongoing vaccination drive.   It also meant the company had to Read More…

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Vaccination phase in India on 50th day cross 20million

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 2.06 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.   The nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19 was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers, while frontline workers stated receiving vaccine shots from February 2. Providing the second dose of COVID-19 shots started Read More…

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Two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, have been detected in India : Health Minisitry

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said two new strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, have been detected in India. These new strains  N440K and E484K — have been detected in Kerala and Maharashtra. However, the government said at present, there is no reason to believe that the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Read More…

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Scientists maps “molecular activities on viral infection” resulted in new drugs to Combat Covid-19

Following months of interdisciplinary research assessing tens of thousands of lung cells infected with the novel coronavirus, scientists have created one of the most comprehensive maps to date of the molecular activities that are triggered inside these cells at the onset of the viral infection, an advance that may lead to the development of new Read More…

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Raja Muthiah Medical institution to be taken over by Tamilnadu Government

Following the continuous protests for nearly 45 days by the postgraduate students of the Raja Muthiah Medical institution against the exorbitant fees charged by the colleges under it, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to take over the Raja Muthiah Institute of Health Science in Chidambaram, media reports said.   It was also reported that Read More…

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BharatBiotech says Covaxin is to be administered subject to Conditions apply clauses

The move to include Covaxin even before the publication of data from its phase 3 trial had come under criticism from some quarters.   However, the regulator had defended the decision by saying that both the vaccines were totally safe.   Over 500 adverse reactions were reported from across the country during two days of Read More…

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Indians so far 3.8 lakhs vaccinated and 580 found adverse effect : Health Ministry

In india a total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for coronavirus, even as 580 adverse events following immunization were reported in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.   Yesterday, for the first time, active cases declined below 2 per cent of the total cases reported in the country.   Read More…

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Medical Experts questions swift approval of 2 vaccines and ask for data

Healthcare experts on Monday 4 January questioned the government’s assertion that Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin can target mutated coronavirus strains and maybe used us a ”backup”, as they asked for the scientific basis for the claim and for the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.   India’s country drugs regulator Sunday granted emergency use approval to Read More…